Coming Together on the Digital Divide: Four Long Beach Publications Tackle a Worldwide Issue

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In a major effort to cover issues important to the Long Beach community by leveraging the power of local journalism, four news agencies—the Long Beach Press Telegram, Long Beach Post, Grunion Gazette and Long Beach Business Journal—accepted the challenge...
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The Politics of Internet: Does More Access Equal More Civic Engagement?

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Right now we are witnessing a huge online social movement—#MeToo—resulting in some serious offline consequences, including political resignations, corporate firings and a closer examination of sexual harassment in all aspects of our culture.

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To Bridge the Digital Divide, Some Cities Have Taken the Matter Into Their Own Hands

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When the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee decided to build out a fiber network, its aim wasn’t to become the fastest internet connection in the United States.

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Is Lack of Competition to Blame for High Cost, Slow Broadband Speeds in Long Beach?

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In Long Beach, choices seem to be endless. But if you’re looking for an internet service provider (ISP), that’s where things can get a little sparse.

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Three Long Beach Residents Discuss Why They Choose to Live on the Other Side of the Digital Divide

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Today, 13 percent of Americans do not use the internet, a number that has changed little over the past three years, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Ask LBMC: Is internet access regulated like public utilities?

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In ASK LBMC, a part of the Long Beach Media Collaborative’s series Strengthening the Signal, reporters answer your questions about the digital divide. To submit your question or vote on what the next question we tackle will be, SHARE:

For Minorities, The Digital Divide Is Growing As Adoption Rates Increase For Everyone Else

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Leaning against his walking cane, Fernando Miramontes waited in line at the help desk inside the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library in central Long Beach hoping for an extension.

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VIDEO: Faces of the Digital Divide

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In late September the Long Beach Media Collaborative hosted a forum at the Michelle Obama Library during which we heard from dozens of locals living without internet access at home.

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Long Beach’s Digital Divide: Strengthening the Signal

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Looking to bolster in-depth local journalism at a time when newsrooms throughout the country are reeling from budget and staffing cuts, four major Long Beach news agencies have come together to collaborate on a series of stories that will...

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